Posted by Jerry Hinnen
Even amidst the celebration that erupted across the country last night following the news that Osama Bin Laden had been killed in Pakistan, hearts remained heavy in Alabama today as the state (and many, many other parts of the South) continued to try and dig out from the biggest U.S. tornado disaster since 1932 and deadliest American disaster of any kind since Hurricane Katrina.
If there's any tiny silver lining to the disaster, it's that the tragedy has united people from across the state, across the South, and even across the country in the recovery effort. One of the people on hand to help is this guy, Alabama's newest fan:
That, of course, is Charlie Sheen, visiting Tuscaloosa this week to raise awareness of and funds for the recovery effort; Sheen said on his famous Twitter account and in an interview with university student newspaper the Crimson White (from which the above picture was screen-capped) that financial support would be coming "fast and furious.":
(Our own Gregg Doyel says he, too, will be rooting for the Tide this fall.)
Also in Tuscaloosa this week is our Eye on Recruiting reporter Bryan Fischer, who spoke to local recruits and football coaches about the storm and took the following pictures from the Tuscaloosa area:
Please consider making a donation to the Red Cross' relief efforts, either by texting "REDCROSS" to 90999 to donate $10, or by clicking here. No surer way to start #winning.